Monday, November 5, 2012

Tips To Avoid Purchasing Flood-Damaged Cars In The Wake of Sandy

Just like after Hurricane Katrina, AAA is warning potential car buyers to do their homework in order to avoid purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle from Superstorm Sandy.

In addition to the obvious damage done to upholstery and carpeting, flood water is a corrosive and abrasive mixture of water and dirt that can get into every inch of a car, damaging the engine, transmission and pretty much every other part of the vehicle.

With these cars expected to flood the market any day now, how do you tell if they've been water damaged?

2 comments:

Sell Your Junk Car Atlanta said...

One of the most immediate ways you can check for flood damage is to check for a musky mildew smell on the interior.

-Evergreen Junk Cars

Mellissa said...

If you don't want flood damaged cars but you need salvaged vehicles, I suggest you go to Salvage Reseller. It's a website that helps you find damaged cars from Copart for free. You will be properly informed of the condition of the vehicle so you'll know if it's flood-damaged or not.

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